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Investor rolls Stetson into Brock White-anchored Construction Supply Holdings

Sources: The Sterling Group, Houston; CP staff

Middle market private equity specialist Sterling Group has acquired Iowa-based Stetson Building Products, Inc., a management-owned construction supply distributor with nine branches and a distribution center in the Midwest. Stetson is the third business assimilated into concrete and masonry contractor-geared Construction Supply Holdings, formed in November 2016 after Sterling closed two charter acquisitions, Brock White Co. LLC, St. Paul, Minn., and Border Construction Specialties LLC, Phoenix.

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Basalite raises Rocky Mountain market stake in General Shale asset deal

Sources: Basalite Building Products LLC, Roseville, Calif.; CP staff

Basalite has acquired Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo., concrete block production assets—plus a retail showroom adjacent to the latter site—from Tennessee-based General Shale, best known for leadership in clay masonry. The deal extends the Rocky Mountain market presence of Basalite, which has concrete masonry production in Boise, Idaho, and Denver.

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Oldcastle Precast banks on tower foundations in Cell Blocks deal

Sources: Oldcastle Precast Inc., Atlanta; CP staff

Oldcastle Precast has extended its deep presence in specialty structures for telecommunications and utility customers by acquiring the assets of Cell Blocks Inc., whose proprietary, post-tensioned foundation systems support tower installations of key U.S. wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

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OSHA states case for prioritizing worker health, safety in sustainability agendas

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

A new OSHA white paper, “Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Protecting Worker Safety and Health,” highlights the importance of including worker safety and health in the growing movement toward sustainability and corporate responsibility. Sustainability strives to balance social, environmental, and economic considerations to achieve long-term success and viability, the agency notes, as responsible firms embrace the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit to achieve sustainability goals.

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Equipment Manufacturers stress fuel quality in Tier 4 engine pointers

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee

AEM’s new “Get CLEAN on Fuel” infographic outlines five key actions to help protect Tier 4 engines which, according to Technical and Safety Services Manager William Bernhard, “reduce emissions and protect our health and the environment, [but] are rather finicky about fuel.” Today’s Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel is very different from the diesel of a few years ago, he adds, noting how “it is subject to change and contamination as it moves from the refinery to the engine, making storage, temperature, age and filtration, and related factors critical in maintaining fuel quality.”

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